I'm looking for a store where people who actually know something about shoes and proper fit will sit you down, measure your feet, and go to some effort to find something that fits you. I just hit every single shoe store in the Great Mall, and I am tired of rolling the dice to see if the big-name shoe stores and shoe brands have my size in stock. I wear a 10.5 EXTRA Wide, and I need the podiatric equivalent of a Big and Tall Store.
A Skechers 10.5 Wide fits me perfectly, when they're available, but none of the other brands I tried today fit properly. "Just wear a larger size" turns into a size and a half to two sizes, and I'm sick of having to have my toes flopping around in clown shoes just to get a decent fit across the ball of my feet.
Because getting a decent fit is so hard for me, ordering online is a poor option.